Ladds Addition Historic District
Prominent business and civic leader William S. Ladd designed the neighborhood that bears his name in 1891, but did not live to see any of the homes there constructed. This walking tour explores Ladd’s Addition, its importance in Portland history, and its connections to the City Beautiful movement.
Northwest Portland Sacred Spaces
In the late 19th century Northwest Portland was the most prestigious neighborhood in the city. Today, numerous well-preserved historic residences and apartment buildings contribute to the distinctive character of the community. Situated in close proximity in this high-density area are several worship spaces built during the Portland boom years of 1890 to 1930. We’ll visit four of these sacred spaces and learn about the history and architecture of each: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, the former First Christian Science Church and Temple Beth-Israel.
King’s Hill Historic District
Many of Portland’s most notable late 19th and early 20th century architects designed homes in this hilly National Register Historic District. The neighborhood is also known for its wonderful landscape architecture, serving as a gateway to Washington Park.
Colonial Heights Neighborhood
Come discover this under-appreciated but charming southeast Portland neighborhood, which boasts an array of architectural styles – from English Cottage and Colonial Revival to mid-century modern and Northwest Regionalism. The tour will meander throughout Colonial Heights, highlighting both residential and religious structures as tour-goers learn about the people who developed and lived in this fantastic neighborhood.
We have also offered tours of Downtown Modernism, South Park Blocks, Pearl District, Sunnyside-Belmont neighborhood, Piedmont neighborhood, Historic Albina, Boise neighborhood and Mississippi Avenue, Irvington Historic District, East Portland / Grand Avenue Historic District, Central Eastside and Produce Row, Sellwood neighborhood, Westmoreland neighborhood, Historic Oregon City, and many others.